Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms

Nov 09 , 2018

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms

Age is IRRELEVANT!

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptoms (you may have one or more of the following symptoms):

Bladder:

  • problems peeing – such as feeling like your bladder is not emptying fully
  • needing to go to the toilet more often
  • failing to get to the bathroom in time
  • needing to go to the toilet at night
  • leaking a small amount of pee when you cough, sneeze or exercise (known as stress incontinence – your bladder may have prolapsed into the vagina)
  • a feeling of heaviness around your lower tummy and genitals (pelvis)

Vaginal:

  • a dragging discomfort inside your vagina
  • feeling like there is something coming down into your vagina – it may feel like sitting on a small ball
  • feeling or seeing a bulge or lump in or coming out of your vagina
  • discomfort or numbness during sex
  • dislodged or dropped tampons

Bowel:

  • if you experience constipation, lower back pain or incomplete bowel emptying you may have bowel prolapse
  • you may need to push back the prolapse to allow stools to pass
  • uncontrollable leakage from the anus (anal incontinence)
  • difficulties getting clean after a bowel motion
  • uncontrollable flatulence

Sometimes pelvic organ prolapse has no symptoms and is found during an internal examination carried out for another reason, such as a cervical screen (e.g. smear test).